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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it flies over the coast of West Africa taken from Canadarm2's video camera as Dragon approaches the International Space Station early May 25, 2012. In foreground is a portion of Canadarm2. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This image provided by NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft as it flies over the coast of West Africa taken from Canadarm2's video camera as Dragon approaches the International Space Station early May 25, 2012. In foreground is a portion of Canadarm2. (Associated Press/NASA)

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This frame grab from NASA-TV shows the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on the launch pad at complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., seconds after the launch was aborted due to technical problems early Saturday, May 19, 2012. The launch is rescheduled for Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012, at 3:44 a.m. EDT (AP Photo/NASA)

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This frame grab from NASA-TV shows the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on the launch pad at complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., seconds after the launch was aborted due to technical problems early Saturday, May 19, 2012. The launch is rescheduled for Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012, at 3:44 a.m. EDT (AP Photo/NASA)

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES In this image taken from NASA video, the Hubble Space Telescope is captured by Space Shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm as astronauts start a mission to service the space telescope.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS NASA scientists anticipate ideal weather conditions for the planned shuttle launch Monday to make much-needed repairs on the 19-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, seen here in February 1997.

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** FILE ** In this photo provided by NASA, the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft moves into place underneath the space shuttle Enterprise for transport to New York at Washington Dulles International Airport, Friday, April 20, 2012, in Sterling, Va. Enterprise is expected to go on display at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in New York. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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** FILE ** In this photo provided by NASA, the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft moves into place underneath the space shuttle Enterprise for transport to New York at Washington Dulles International Airport, Friday, April 20, 2012, in Sterling, Va. Enterprise is expected to go on display at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum in New York. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery sits on a road prior to a welcoming ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in Chantilly, Va., on April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery sits on a road prior to a welcoming ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in Chantilly, Va., on April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Backlit by the afternoon sun, the NASA space shuttle Discovery is parked in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., during its ceremonial arrival on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People pack the catwalks as they watch the NASA space shuttle Discovery as it is parked in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., during its ceremonial arrival on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People pack the catwalks as they watch the NASA space shuttle Discovery as it is parked in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., during its ceremonial arrival on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People pack the upper aisles as they watch the NASA space shuttle Discovery as it is parked in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., during its ceremonial arrival on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA space shuttle Discovery is brought into the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., during its ceremonial arrival on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA space shuttles Enterprise (left) and Discovery (right) are nearly nose to nose during the ceremonial arrival of Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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VIPs and others take photos of one another with the NASA space shuttle Discovery during the its ceremonial arrival at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Cynthia Wood of Laurel, Md., holds her American flag as she watches the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People watch the the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discoveryat the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Former Sen. John Glenn, Ohio Republican and former NASA astronaut, is joined by former Discovery crew members during the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)